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Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

"In our opinion, rules relating to mental sickness are not subjugative to delay the execution of death sentence,” the Pak court observed.

Mental ailments: 15% of Indian adults need help, says report

Mental disorders contribute to a significant load of morbidity and disability even though few conditions account for an increasing mortality.

Poorly-understood gene linked to mental health disorders

Schizophrenia and other mental health disorders are multi-faceted and it is extremely complicated to identify which genes, in combination with other environmental factors, contribute to people developing the condition.

Mental disorder: Warning signs, importance of early intervention!

Learning about mental illnesses, their developing symptoms, or early warning signs and taking swift action can help. 

Siblings' mental health problems may affect you

 Individuals who have a brother or sister with mental disorders may be at an increased risk of developing the condition, a study has warned.

Nearly 60 million Indians suffer from mental disorders

India is short of health professionals to address mental issues, particularly at the district and sub-district level.

Exercise may improve working memory in schizophrenia patients

Aerobic exercise can significantly help individuals improve the 'cognitive deficits,' especially loss of working memory linked with schizophrenia, finds a study.

Flu during pregnancy may affect baby's brain development

Babies born to mothers whose immune systems had to grapple with a viral assault -- even a mild one - had an increased risk of brain and central nervous system abnormalities, the findings showed.

Five things you must know about schizophrenia!

Schizophrenia is one of the most serious mental health conditions, affecting 26 million people worldwide.

What causes poor memory in schizophrenia patients?

This area of the brain plays a key role in working memory -- the system for temporarily storing and managing information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks. 

Schizophrenics more likely to attempt suicide

Data were drawn from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health.

Study reveals past experiences affect recognition, memory

Some researchers say those regions talk to each other, enabling better recognition of an object.

Schizophrenia symptoms may vary as per brain features

 Researchers employed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called "diffusion tensor imaging" on 36 healthy participants and 47 schizophrenic participants.

Same genes influence health, thinking skills

 Is there any link between low levels of mental functioning and poor health? A study shows that the same genes which influence people's health also shape how effectively they think.

Vitamin B12 levels drop among the elderly, autistic people 

The study also found healthy elderly people in the age range of 61-80 have about three times lower levels of total brain B12 than younger age groups, which is a result of normal ageing. 

Increased rage attacks are linked to smaller emotional brains

If you have an aggressive nature than you should know that Neuroimaging studies suggest that frontolimbic regions of the brain, structures that regulate emotions, play an important role in the biology of aggressive behaviour.

High fat diet can combat schizophrenia

A diet high on fat but very low on carbohydrates which is generally favoured by body-builders may be effective in treating schizophrenia, new research has found.

Key biological markers for psychotic disorders identified

Each participant went through a battery of tests designed to assess their cognitive abilities.

How marijuana use leads to severe mental disorder

 Cannabis or marijuana use increases neural noise in the brain, leading to a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality, says an Indian-origin researcher.

Hallucinations linked to changed structures in brain

People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of their brain than healthy individuals and people with schizophrenia who do not hallucinate, says a new study.